Mappa and Tezuka Productions did an excellent job reincarnating Osamu Tezuka’s masterpiece. Though it had been over 50 years since the manga debuted, Dororo certainly captivated the new era audience. Not only did the fans love the dark fantasy storyline, but they also adored the characters. While the first season acquired great feedback, the hope for Dororo Season 2 seems measly. However, the fandom yearns for a second season. At the same time, the manga acquires numerous unveiled content which may be featured in the next season.
Nevertheless, let’s get into all the details about the second season. Whether we will have a second season or not is entirely up to the production and studios.
Dororo Season 2: All We Know So Far
Osamu Tezuka (Father of Manga) poured his heart out while writing Dororo. No sooner did he introduce this masterpiece than the fans started adoring it. Moreover, he had written Dororo back in 1967-1968. Nonetheless, Mushi Production featured a black and white animated series of Dororo in 1969. Almost five decades later, Tezuka Productions and Mappa joined hands to reintroduce this masterpiece in 2019. However, the anime ran for 24 episodes without following the original manga. Hence, the enthusiasts are waiting for Dororo Season 2 since the manga can supply multiple contents. Apart from Tezuka’s original manga, Satoshi Shiki continues the manga from October 19th, 2018. The new series has had four volumes until now. Hence, the content for the second season has only increased.
Nevertheless, Osamu Tezuka’s original piece showed Hyakkimaru hunting for 48 organs. However, the 2019 anime-only depicted the animation with 12 organs. Hence, the new anime had a significant plot cut. Again, the production house could issue Dororo Season 2 while introducing the cut plots differently. Conclusively, the first season rushed the anime to an end. Thus, the possibility of a 2nd season doesn’t seem too hopeful.
Where Does Dororo Season 2 Begin in Manga?
While Dororo 1969 followed Osamu Tezuka’s original piece, the 2019 anime didn’t. Moreover, the 2019 Dororo also rushed the anime to an end. Hence, the anime has concluded the storyline with multiple plot cuts. Therefore, it’s beneficial for a viewer to read the manga from Chapter 1. Osamu Tezuka’s Dororo has four volumes comprising 19 chapters.
On the other hand, Satoshi Shiki has written four volumes and is still ongoing. Dororo Season 2 will likely depict Osamu Tezuka’s storyline. The manga isn’t officially available on any website.
Where to View Dororo?
Dororo 1989 isn’t available on any streaming platforms. However, Dororo 2019 is available exclusively on Amazon Prime Videos. On the other hand, anime is only available in Japanese. Besides, the production house is working to introduce the anime in English Dub and other languages. The English Dub may increase the fandom, leading to a Dororo Season 2.
The Cast of Dororo
While there is no English dub for the anime, the Japanese cast of Dororo (2019) includes:
- Hiroki Suzuki as Hyakkimaru
- Rio Suzuki as Dororo
- Nana Mizuki as Mio
- Mutsumi Sasaki as Biwamaru
- Shouya Chiba as Tahoumaru
- Akio Otsuka as Jukai
- Chie Nakamura as Nuinokata
*This cast may return for Dororo Season 2.
More About Dororo
Dororo is a dark-fantasy, historical action anime. While Osamu Tezuka has written the original manga, Satoshi Shiki has continued the legacy. Moreover, the first manga ended in October 1969 with four volumes. In addition, the anime had one season in 1969 and 2019 and a Live-Action film in 2007. The production hasn’t made any announcement for Dororo Season 2.